Startups and change makers leveraging music and music technology to curate a more creative world.
Hope you are all having a great week so far.
This Week’s Highlights
The average time a listener spends with music is down and does it matter to the industry.
Bandsintown finally listens to all of us who hate some of their features. It only took seven years.
How to use Spotify data to predict the next big artist and use it to do some A&R.
Startup spotlight this week is on social music listening app Stationhead. The company has investors ranging from Troy Carter to Kevin Liles. Their focus is to socialize the listening experience on Spotify and Apple Music. It seems like a mixture between Turntable.fm and Cymbal.fm both of which are now defunct. There is a prime use for this type of product since none of the major DSPs allow you to socialize any part of the listening experience.
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People love music as much as ever (with more of them paying for subscriptions) and consumers have never had so many options for listening, and yet the average time American consumers say they spend listening to music each week has dropped.
Two students and researchers at the University of San Francisco (USF) have recently tried to predict billboard hits using machine-learning models. In their study, pre-published on arXiv, they trained four models on song-related.
Stationhead, the mobile app that turns its users into streaming radio DJs, got a big upgrade today. Where Stationhead DJs were previously limited to broadcasting live, they can now record their shows, making them available on-demand for anyone to listen later. The idea behind Stationhead is to democratize and recapture the personality of traditional radio.